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World Refugee day | 20 June 2017.

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Refugee's Story


The Ghana Refugee Board (GRB) was established with the promulgation of the Ghana Refugee Law, 1992 (PNDCL 305 D) and consists of the Board with stakeholder institutional representation.Ghana Refugee Board works with UNHCR, to coordinate international protection and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in the country.

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H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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Mr. Ambrose Derry


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Dr. Kofi Anani


About us

The Board is the decision making body and there is a Secretariat, which advises the Board and implements the Board’s decisions. Ghana Refugee Board works with UNHCR, to coordinate international protection and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in the country.

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About Ghana Refugee Board


Dedicated to provide world class services that will ensure efficient and effective protection, rehabilitation and resettlement of refugees.


The Board exist as a lead agency coordinating all activities relating to the protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems in the country in a professionalized manner to ensure national security and enhance good governance.


The primary objectives of the board is to receive refugees/asylum seekers, determine their status, provide shelter and generally protect/safeguard their rights and well-being. Towards this end, the Board:

• Formulates, implements, coordinate, monitor and evaluate policies and programs.

• Provide institutional capacity and enabling environment for effective, sufficient and sustainable delivery or services relating to refugees and asylum seekers.

Figure at a Glance

65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide
25.5 million Refugees
10 million Stateless people
33,972 people a day forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution

Our Services

When refugees arrive in the Ghana, it is the Refugee Board's responsibility to ensure their wellbeing, as per its mandate.


The board partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other state agencies such as National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to assist these refugees.

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The Ghana Refugee Board is tasked with coordinating all activities relating to the management and care of refugees in Ghana. It is the sole agency mandated to grant refugee status to persons seeking asylum in the country.

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The GRB generally manages the refugee programme in Ghana. In order to ensure that Government is abreast with all activities and issues in the refugee programme, the GRB signs an annual tripartite project sub-agreement with UNHCR and implementing partners.

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Our Refugee

The Ghana Refugee Board is charged with the management of activities relating to refugees in Ghana. It is under the control of the Ministry of the Interior. Any person or group of persons who intends to visit any of the refugee camps must contact the Ghana Refugee Board for a written permission before visiting any of the camps.

Krisan Camp
  • Mixed Nationalities
  • Managed by NADMO, UNHCR & GRB
  • About 758 people
  • Ellembelle District
  • Established in 1996

Ampain Refugee Camp
  • Ivorian Refugees
  • Managed by NADMO, UNHCR & GRB
  • About 3442 people
  • Ellembelle District
  • Established on 19th March, 2011

Greater Accra Region
  • Urban Refugees
  • Managed by UNHCR & GRB
  • About 6594 people
  • Accra
  • Metropolitan area

Egyeikrom & Fetentaa
  • Ivorian Refugees
  • Managed by NADMO, UNHCR & GRB
  • About 1459 people in Egyeikrom & 1081 people in Fetentaa
  • Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem & Berekum Constituency
  • Established in 2011

Refugee Success Story

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Kwao, 54 years old: “Memories are all that reminds me of what life was back in Cote d’Ivoire, memories that I hold dear but look meaningless now. I miss everything about home. I miss my frequent trips between Alepe, my hometown and Abidjan. In Alepe, a town just 60km away from Abidjan; I was a landowner.

From a Mayor to a refugee: "In a day I lost everything", Read More
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Seamstress Adel, 58 years old: “Back in Cote d’Ivoire, I was a trader and a seamstress. I also run a restaurant. I loved engaging people and these activities gave me the opportunity to meet lots of them. In my shop, I sold bags, jewelries, shoes and dresses. Most of my customers were people from the community and they were friendly. However, there were a couple of others, who will intentionally get on your nerves.

I became a victim because of my ethnic background, Read More
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mother-cook-traderBona, 33 years old: “Cooking is one of my greatest passions; I never get tired of cooking. I always prepare foods for my family and friends who come over to visit. However, not too long ago I started enterprising my skills. One day, a friend who had come to visit me suggested I market my skills and prepare something for sale.

Now I have my peace of mind, Read More
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Husband-journalist-farmer Ferdi, 39 years old: “As a child, I knew I had the talent for talking and entertaining people. My parents, siblings and friends were always amused about the things I said. In school, I was mostly found standing in front of my class during break time and when our teachers don’t turn up for classes, to imitate our teachers and talk about anything that came to mind.

My dream is to be an International journalist, Read More

Latest News


UNHCR and partners Celebrate World Refugee Day in Ampain The Ghana Refugee Board and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, organized World Refugee day media briefing.

By UNHCR |28 June 2017

AMPAIN CAMP, Western Region – UNHCR Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Refugee Board and other partners commemorated this year’s World Refugee Day with a colorful durbar at Ampain Camp. Invited guests who graced the occasion included the Namibian Ambassador, H.E. Charles Bernadt Josob, the Netherlands Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Ron Strikker, the Deputy Ambassador of the Apostolic Nunciature.

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Ghana Refugee Board adopts new approach


Ghana is shifting focus from the purely humanitarian approach to refugee management to a development approach due to dwindling international humanitarian resources, the Ghana Refugee Board has said. The board attributed the dwindling humanitarian resources from the international community to the rising numbers of refugee worldwide.

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More sexual violence cases recorded in refugee camps

By Myjoyonline |22 June 2017

A total of 41 cases of sexual and gender-based violence were reported in all four refugee camps scattered in Ghana in 2016, a figure being the highest recorded so far, indicating an increase in such violence. These camps are the Fetentaa, Egyeikrom, Krishna and Ampain, the Ghana Refugees Board (GRB) has announced. The Board has noted that a total of 27 of the cases reported involved adult victims while 14 of the victims were less than 18 years, comprising 35 females and six males.

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